At EirGrid, one of our roles is to plan the development of the electricity transmission grid to meet the future needs of society. Key to this process is considering a range of possible ways that energy usage may change in the future and the impact this change will have on the electricity grid - we call this scenario planning.
In our Tomorrow’s Energy Scenarios (TES) publication we outline credible pathways for Ireland’s clean energy transition with specific focus on what this means for the electricity transmission system over the next twenty years. This is framed against a backdrop of ambitious targets at national and European level for decarbonisation of the energy sector and a large increase in electricity generation from renewable sources by 2030.
The Tomorrow’s Energy Scenarios 2019 report is available to view here.
Using our scenarios we’ve identified future needs of the grid, as part the TES 2019 System Needs Assessment. These needs arise from changes in the usage of the grid, which is influenced by the scale and location of electricity consumption, generation, interconnection and storage.
You can view the TES 2019 System Needs Assessment report here.
The TES 2019 System Needs Assessment report concludes our scenario development cycle for 2019. Our biennial scenario development cycle will begin again in spring 2021 starting with a revision of our scenarios. We are committed to involving our stakeholders in how we plan the future transmission grid, and will engage with our stakeholders throughout our TES 2021 scenario development process.
For more information on TES, you can email the team on TES to firstname.lastname@example.org and one of our team will be in touch.
Stakeholder engagement and feedback are key elements of the TES process. We held a public consultation on TES 2019 earlier in the year. Read the news release we published on this consultation here.
Thanks to all our stakeholders who engaged in the process and provided feedback. This feedback helped to shape our final scenario portfolios.
The TES 2019 webinar is available to watch back on our YouTube channel here. You can also watch it below.
To view a list of our past TES documents, click here.